Please note this program is an unpaid global health education program. There is a program fee required to participate. This program fee pays for on-site services such a lodging, language classes (if relevant), 24/7 emergency support, coordination of rotations and/or placements, and on-site staff. CFHI is a nonprofit organization committed to fair-trade partnerships around the world. Please use the following code “HandshakeCFHI” in order to have the application fee waived when applying for a program on the CFHI website.
Argentina, located in the southern cone of South America, is the second largest country in the region. It is famous for its European inspired cities, tourist sites and gastronomy. In 2001 Argentina experienced the worst economic collapse of its history, yet since then, the country has been on a path to economic growth and social inclusion. Over the last several years, there has been a concerted effort to provide universal coverage to the entire population through a decentralized network of primary and secondary clinics and hospitals. A huge shift in public health policy in Argentina during the last 10 years has meant more funds have been designated towards the public healthcare system, resulting in the increase of access, services and quality.
Experience the university town of Cordoba, the second largest city in Argentina. Learn about hospital medicine through rotations at some of the oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America, such as the premier infectious disease hospital and the largest public pediatric hospital in the region. During your time in Cordoba, witness government efforts to provide care to a large percentage of the population without health insurance. Alongside local healthcare personnel, take part in focused physical exams, patient histories and daily hospital rounds. Join lectures and discussions on case studies with local residents and medical students. Rotate in specialties including infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, surgical care, oncology, dermatology, pediatrics and psychology.
Become immersed in Argentinian culture and language through conversational and medical Spanish classes while living with local college students or families in Cordoba. CFHI participants may also organize weekend trips destinations such as Villa Carlos Paz lake region, La Cumbrecita and other hill towns for hiking and outdoor activities. Within Cordoba city, enjoy the lively nightlife and vibrant cultural scene including museums, theaters and cafes.